ca. 1810 Catherine Wellesley engraved by J.R. Swinton engraved in ca. 1850 sketch

From her Wikipedia article. She was unhappily married to Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and victor at Waterloo. She lost a brother in the Battle of New Orleans, an auxiliary battle in the Napoléonic wars fought after the warring countries had signed a truce but before word could be sent to the combatants.

Lady Catherine may be wearing a vee-neck lace cape tied with a bow over a chemise and bodice with a sweetheart neckline as well as a wrap.

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